Correctional Counselor NYC Health Dept Transitional Health Care Coordination

$ 34,977.00 – $ 53,788.00 (Annual)

Online posting:

Job ID# 131918

The Division of Health Care Access and Improvement/Bureau of Correctional Health Services-Transitional Health Care Coordination has a vacancy for a Correctional Counselor. Transitional Health Care Coordination is responsible for overseeing health education programs and coordinating community collaborations to facilitate linkages to health care for those leaving City jails with chronic health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, and asthma as well as STDs and HIV/AIDS. Transitional Health Care Coordination services are integrated with other programs in the Bureau of Correctional Health Services and the Bureau of Primary Care Access & Planning. It also has partnerships with other DOHMH programs, the District Public Health Offices, other City agencies and community-based providers throughout the City. In addition, THCC works closely with the jail based health providers to facilitate continuity of care from intake jails to community health care for those in City jails including those with chronic/communicable health conditions including HIV/AIDS returning to the communities of greatest health disparities who face multiple social service issues, are unemployed or under-employed.

You will:

  • Meet with and interview clients (HIV+ and other chronically ill inmates) and conduct a needs assessment; conduct health education/counseling sessions, as needed.
  • Identify appropriate community-based service providers based on client’s needs.
  • Make appointments and/or provide referral information for community-based providers.
  • Serve as a liaison between clients and community based service providers.
  • Maintain client records and update as needed; prepare pre-release documentation for clients with a known release date.
  • Maintain documentation of services provided and referrals made.
  • Ensure that all data is properly updated and entered in systems, e.g. eshare; and provide program staff with client-level information in order to verify linkage to care.

Minimum Qual Requirements

Qualification Requirements

  1. A four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and four years of satisfactory full-time experience providing direct counseling, guidance, crisis-intervention or information and referral services, for inmates of a correctional facility, substance abusers, or a similar client population; or
  2. Education and experience equivalent to “1” above. Thirty (30) semester credits from an accredited college will be considered equivalent to one year of the required experience. However, all candidates must have a four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent and at least one year of experience as described in “1” above.

Preferred Skills

Comfortable working in a correctional setting; Prior counseling experience; Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC).

To Apply

Apply online with a cover letter to In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID number #131918.

We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.

Work Location

Hazen St-West Facil, E. Elmhurst, NY

Residency Requirement

New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.


POST UNTIL: 09/30/2013 Until Filled



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